UPDATE: This pricing scheme seems to be an error and the price of Lego City on the eShop should be $50 now not $60.
ORIGINAL STORY: As you may have heard, Lego City: Undercover requires 22GB of memory to be downloaded onto the Wii U. Despite this large size many gamers would like to download the game to their Wii U systems so they don’t have to worry about broken discs, driving to a store, etc.
Well a lot of them are going to think twice about downloading the game now. All retailers are selling Lego City: Undercover for $49.99. If you purchase the game from any retailer you get the game disc, a manual and possibly a lego figurine for $50. Not a bad entry price and $10 below the standard Wii U game price.
But don’t tell Warner Bros and Nintendo about how the digital eShop version should be the same price as retail or less. Lego City: Undercover is selling for $59.99 on the Nintendo eShop. Yes, that’s $10 more than the normal retail price.
Miiverse users are already protesting this pricing difference by saying things like “$10 more for digital is a rip off,” and “$10 more for digital version; Nintendo is doing tidy business”. Some are describing it as “highway robbery.”
Its an outrageous pricing decision to say the least. We’re hoping Warner Bros or Nintendo will comment on this later today. Will a price like this make you hold off on a digital copy and purchase the retail version? Let us know in the comments below.